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Response to tk2kewl (Reply #38)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:26 PM

63. No, you don't

If you did you would examine her voting record and consider her many statements to the public in defense of women's reproductive rights. You willfully ignore that in order to take one statement and twist it, when the fact is if you cared at all about the issue you wouldn't so glibly distort it.

Imagine if tens, even hundreds, of millions of dollars had been spent mining Sanders every statement. We would have an unending list of contradictions because people say different things in different contexts. Given the considerable gap between what Sanders does and says, there might be even more to draw from. Yet without the GOP millions dedicated to that end, we are left with his recent statements. I suppose I could post what he wrote in the 70s about women and rape fantasies, but I consider it an unseemly approach to politics. I understand the other side has no such reticence.

See, should I trust PP or people who have announced they prefer the GOP to Clinton? Who worked to end funding for reproductive healthcare for the poorest women in America? Who think women's rights so inconsequential they use it as a political football to advance one politician's career? It's not even a close contest.


I understand now that this primary contest is about my basic rights as a citizen, that the other side sees those rights as a target in order to promote their singular cause of advancing one man's career. Working to keep the public uninformed and misinformed shows a pernicious agenda that runs counter to women's rights, civil rights, and human rights. Thanks to this thread, I now know that self-entitled white "progressives," who show no knowledge or fealty to leftist ideals, are willing to leave any casualty--especially the truth--in their efforts to reassert dominion over the majority. The only thing that matters is their rage and the man who channels it on national television. The rest of us exist only as pawns to manipulate. Dishonesty may win in the end, but it will always be intellectually and morally bankrupt, and its impact on society and its people is inevitably violent.

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